Khajur Ghughra Recipe - Sweet fried pastries with intriguing date and coconut filling.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida)(मैदा), Semolina (rawa/suji)(रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Mithais

Khajur Ghughra

Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

For more recipes related to Khajur Ghughra checkout Balushahi , Ghevar , Jalebi , Baked Moong Dal Karanji . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Mohanthal, Chocolate Peda, Chocolate Burfi, Badami Besan Ke Laddoo. Or try out these recipes from Gujarati Cuisine like Sev Tamatar, Pinwheel Khandvi, Tariwale Chane, Pudina Chaas.

Khajur Ghughra Recipe - How to make Khajur Ghughra


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 1/2 tablespoon

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Salt a pinch

  • Milk 1/4 cup

  • Stuffing

  • Dates seedless chopped 1 cup

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Cashewnuts chopped 7-8

  • Almonds chopped 7-8

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Sieve maida into a bowl. Add rava, salt and ghee and mix with fingertips till mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Knead into semi-soft dough with milk and sufficient water.

Step 2

Once the dough is ready, cover it with a damp cloth and keep it aside for half an hour. For stuffing, roast scraped coconut in a thick-bottomed kadai till lightly browned.

Step 3

Add dates, cashewnuts, almonds and green cardamom powder and mix well. Let it cool. Divide into sixteen portions. Knead the dough once again and divide into sixteen small balls.

Step 4

Roll out each ball into a circle, place a portion of the filling. Apply a little water on edges, and start folding the edges inwards in small twists to form a tight seal.

Step 5

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and deep-fry the ghughras on medium heat till crisp and golden brown.

Step 6

Drain onto an absorbent paper and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.

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